The second in the series of artist studio tours is a rare opportunity to visit with of one of Cleveland’s most celebrated artists, Chris Pekoc.
Since the 1970s, Christopher Pekoc has been pushing the medium of collage in experimental directions, often using a sewing machine to stitch together fragments of photographs and other materials. The results have been compared to mosaics and Klimt paintings, but their scratched and sanded surfaces align them with contemporary drawing and printmaking. A fixture on the Cleveland scene, Pekoc has received five fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council as well as the Cleveland Arts Prize’s mid-career award for visual arts in 2007. His mural Night Sky can be seen in the Cleveland Public Library.
“Pekoc’s art is made seductive by his emphasis on intricate and subtle visual effects, by his imaginative use of materials, and by the loaded symbolism of his imagery, which draws on old master painting, classical mythology and Catholicism,” wrote Plain Dealer art critic, Steven Litt.
You will not want to miss this unique evening with Chris and fellow Cleveland art lovers like yourself. You can learn more about Chris and his work by visiting his Cleveland Arts Prize profile.
There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are $25 per person and include refreshments. Reservations can be made by clicking the link below, calling the ARTneo office at 216-227-9507 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org